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Dean Cottages

Enjoy peace and tranquility at one of our hideaways. Relax In the wildlife garden admiring the stunning views or watch the local wildlife from our own bird hide. Many walks from the front door.

Self-Catering in or near Mitcheldean - 3 units each sleeping 2


Looking for a romantic and peaceful getaway? You may just have found it!   At Dean Cottages footpaths lead straight from your door and on for miles into the forest! We are surrounded by wildlife and have our own private hide in the garden. In summer there are pleanty of sunny spots to sit our and admire the amazing views across the valley to the woods. In winter you can snuggle up on the sofa in front of a roaring log fire instead (Robin and wren Cottages only). It is a true haven of peace and tranquility in which to unwind and reacharge your batteries.

Want to bring your doggie? It's the perfect holiday for a dog. Far from busy roads and with plenty of sniffs on the doorstep - what dog would not love it here?  Your dog will be made to feel very welcome in either Wren Cottage or Little Owl, our studio apartment. And the best bit -pets go free at Dean Cottages! (max 2)

Robin and Wren Cottages are both old stone foresters' cottages with woodburners, and a double /king size bed with a comfy sofa bed in the lounge at Robin for 2 extra guests. There are heaters in everyroom, and electricty is included as well as a welcome pack of logs, fresh flowers, milk, teas /coffees, biscuits, hand soaps and a loo roll.

Little Owl is a modern, bright and airy studio appartment. The accommodation is open plan with kitchen, lounge- diner, bedroom and a separate spacious shower room. The accommodation is all on the same level and parking is within 10 meters. A welcome pack is also included as outlined above.

All units have use of designated laundry facilities.  Good local amenities in Mitcheldean (3 miles) and convenient access from M50, M4 and M5.  All three units are accessed via a single track road which ends in a rough unmade farm track. Access to Wren and Robin Cottage is on foot from the car park 30 meters down hill along a concrete path. Little Owl is 10 metres from the parking along a level graveled path.

NOTE: ALWAYS BOOK DIRECT TO AVOID BOOKING FEES. This can be done over the phone / email or by clicking on the book now buttons on our website and on our Facebook page.


Opening Times

Open all year.


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garden
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linen provided
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Self-Catering
  • Sleeps 2
  • Sleeps 3 or 4
  • Sleeps 5 or 6
  • Television
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Woodburner


Church Lane, Abenhall
GL17 0DX
O/S Ref: Map reference: SO 67

Enter your start address:

From Gloucester follow A4136 as you approach Mitcheldean turn left before the LAMB INN and the roundabout into Abenhall Road. Go past Dean Magna School on your right. TURN LEFT at the chevrons into Church Lane. Go past Abenhall Church and uphill following the road that. At the Shapridge Farm, bear right onto a rough track. Little Owl will be immediately on your right and the parking for all three cottages is just in front of you on the right. The nearest bus stop is in Mitcheldean (3 miles) and the nearest railway station is Gloucester (12 miles).

  • Cinderford
  • Mitcheldean
  • Ross-on-Wye
  • Rural



Always book direct to avoid booking fees. This can be done over the phone, by email, or electronically on our Dean Cottages website via our book now button. 

Example prices for 2019 (for a full price list, please visit our website)

Jan Feb 2 nights in Robin Cottage £180

7 nights in Robin Cottage in June £490

Jan Feb 2 nights in Wren Cottage £160

7 nights in Wren Cottage in June £450

Jan Feb 2 nights in Little Owl  £150

7 ights in Little Owl in June £390